This shoe was unearthed under Union Station, the site of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, during the 1989-91 excavation for the Metro Red Line.
Part of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

This shoe was unearthed under Union Station, the site of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, during the 1989-91 excavation for the Metro Red Line.

Part of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1933 view of Ferguson Alley in L.A.’s Old Chinatown. The alley, demolished to make way for the 101 freeway, ran between the Los Angeles Plaza and Alameda Street.

1933 view of Ferguson Alley in L.A.’s Old Chinatown. The alley, demolished to make way for the 101 freeway, ran between the Los Angeles Plaza and Alameda Street.